Taco Bell has announced a partnership with Beyond Meat to bring a new item to the menu: Beyond Carne Asada Steak™ but the carne asada can be added to any menu item, The plant-based protein will be available starting October 13, for a limited time, while supplies last.
“At Taco Bell, we’ve long believed that anyone should be able to choose plant-based menu items without compromising the flavors they crave,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Global Chief Food Innovation Officer. “That’s why we at Taco Bell are thrilled to reveal the result of our long-standing partnership with Beyond Meat, which is previously unseen in the QSR industry. This plant-based carne asada steak is just the latest move in our history of crafting some of the most unique, craveworthy offerings for all fans.”
This isn’t the first time that Taco Bell has tried out plant-based alternatives. Just last year, the company piloted a meat substitute made from peas and chickpeas along with a plant-based shell made from pea protein and breading.
Although the protein is certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), it’s important to note that some locations use the same frying oil to prepare animal products and meat alternatives.
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